Craving comfort food at the end of summer? This chowder is a perfect way to use up all of the garden fresh produce!
In a large soup pot, add chopped bacon. Turn on to medium heat. While cooking, stirring frequently, chop veggies.
Once bacon is cooked through, remove from pot and place on a paper towel lined plate. In the pot, add corn, onion, zucchini, potatoes and red pepper.
Cook veggies 8-10 minutes, until mostly tender. Add garlic, thyme, paprika and salt/pepper. Stir.
Create a hole in the middle of the veggies and add butter. Allow to melt, then sprinkle with flour. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
Slowly pour half & half into pot. The mixture will become very thick. Stir. Next, pour stock into pot, stirring after every 1 cup.
Allow to bubble and thicken on low heat, about 5 minutes. If too thick, add more stock.
Serve in a bowl with bacon sprinkled on top, also oyster crackers.